The Leaving Certificate results came out yesterday and once again, facts have to be faced. Today’s students are failing at basic maths. The levels of success at Pass Level Maths and Sciences have dropped considerably over the last few years. This leads me to ask two questions.
1. Are students unwilling to be educated, preferring instead the instant gratification of social network sites, XBox and Wii?
2. Does our education system and those in its employ need urgent reform?
I suspect it’s a combination of the two. Of course there are those who excel in education, but they seem to be the exception today.